April 24th, 2012Awards, Grants & Honors
Resolution of the U.S. Senate
German Organization INTERKULTUR exited about support by U.S. senators, Rob Portman (Republicans) und Sherrod Brown (Democrats). The resolution states the global importance of the World Choir Games for the U.S. city of Cincinnati. From July 4-14, 2012 Cincinnati will be the first U.S. city to host the World Choir Games, INTERKULTUR’s largest choir competition.
“I am glad that guests from all over the world who visit the World Choir Games, will have the chance to experience everything that Cincinnati has to offer", Portman said. "I am proud of our world class city. My family and I are proud that the World Choir Games will be an enormous economic impulse for local businesses and the tourism industry! “
Günter Titsch, president of INTERKULTUR, commented on this resolution: “This commitment of the senators is truly an outstanding affirmation and support for the World Choir Games. It certifies the engagement of numerous sponsors, supporters, helpers and volunteers who have been working eagerly since 2009 towards the WCG and who endeavor for the further spreading of this idea. July 2012 will stay in the memory of everybody and hopefully always remain an important example for a peaceful gathering of cultures and religions by the means of music. – Thanks a lot! “
Due to the resolution July 2012 has been announced the World Choir Games month in the United States of America. The WCG is the largest international choir competition taking place every two years since 2000.